Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 019034/003.

Names and composition

"DILAUDID" is the commercial name of a drug composed of HYDROMORPHONE HYDROCHLORIDE.

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Dilaudid 2mg?
Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new... Asked by Damon Relyea 2 years ago.

Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new medication i have never tooken before, i have discussed this with my dr. He went over everything with me. But just curious if anyone else has taken Dilaudid before in your own experience? How did it make you feel? Similar to Vicodin? Stronger? Weaker? I guess this is a morphine based med, right? Is this going make me feel "out of it" (ugh)?? Thanks in advance. Answered by Simon Morningstar 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is approximately 5-8 times stronger than Morphine (depending whether it's taken orally or injected). That would make it about 20 + times stronger than hydrocodone. The good thing about Dilaudid is that side-effects like itchiness and constipation, are far far less than with Morphine or even Codeine. That's one of the major plus points in using this med. On the down side, it is potentially addictive. Being much stronger than Morphine, I would advise you to use it ONLY when you have legitimate pain and not otherwise. When taken orally, it does not have that strong of a "rush" but it will relieve pain very well. Think of it this way: Codeine is to Vicodin just as Morphine is to Dilaudid. If you haven't taken these sort of opiate painkillers before, it might make you feel "out of it" yes, but this will pass. Once you take a few doses and get comfortable on the drug, the side-effects should abate. As I mentioned earlier, constipation and itchiness is far far less with Dilaudid. Still, if constipation should prove a problem for you, please make sure you get a lot of fibre (Try Post's Fruit and Fibre cereal for breakfast). Hope this helps you. Feel free to drop me a line if you need anything. Answered by Toi Knorp 2 years ago.

Hydromorphone 2mg Answered by Kaci Theobald 2 years ago.

It is a very potent painkiller, stronger than morphine. A strong respiratory depressant, so don't overdo- you could wake up dead. Also pretty addicting, so try to get off it as soon as you can, and ask for referral to a pain control Specialist. It slows the gut, but more importantly , it slows the mind. You may feel OK, but your reaction time is way down, so be VERY careful if you must drive. I have walked in on 4 "codes" that were caused by a bolus of IV dilaudid. - Respiratory arrest--->cardiac. The more times they operate your back, the worse the outlook. Discuss pain control in more depth with your surgeon. There are other options. Answered by Dierdre Camejo 2 years ago.

Best Constipation Cures Answered by Dimple Faughn 2 years ago.

Dilaudid High Answered by Nevada Gerleman 2 years ago.

I think dilaudid is dose for dose like 2.5 times stronger than vicodin (hydrocodone). Yeah, they are both opiods. Hope you start feeling better. Edit:Well it's apparently much stronger than what I had guessed. Here is a relative potency chart. (Vicodin contains hydrocodone and dilaudid is hydromorphone). Answered by Anitra Lindley 2 years ago.

Biggest side effect is constipation. Plus it is not going to do anything about the cause of your pain. It will just help cover it up a bit. You should consult a pain specialist. Good luck. Answered by Pamula Witek 2 years ago.

if you have a lower tolerance for such things. You wont Be out of it, but yes, you wont be normal. if you have had morphine it is very similar in feeling, it is quite strong, i wouldnt reccomend taking two, ive had it once, and i took half of a 4 mg, and i was pretty fine. but if your not tolerant to these things, you might say you could be out of it Answered by Arcelia Mccalpane 2 years ago.


Dilaudid and Medication?
What's this about dilaudid and dilaudid medication? I hear percocet and oxycontin are used for it. Asked by Deadra Alevras 2 years ago.

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer). It is derived from morphine and is one of the most potent opioids. For example it is more potent than morphine, heroin, methadone, oyxmorphone, and oxycodone. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain, typically associated with acute severe pain and to treat chronic pain due to conditions such as cancer, AIDS, and other medical problems which can cause severe pain. The drug Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (an opioid) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). OxyContin is the name for oxycodone continuous release. So it is only used twice daily, every 12hrs. These medications have nothing to do with Dilaudid aside from also being opioids. Dilaudid is a highly controlled substance due to the risk of abuse, dependence, and addiction. Most countries place Dilaudid under the highest level of control. In The United States it is a schedule II drug, in Canada it is a schedule I drug, in The United Kingdom it is a Class A drug. Answered by Billye Minick 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is hydromorphone. Hydromorphone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers, also called opioids. It is similar to morphine. Hydromorphone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. Hydromorphone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. The only way to be prepared if facing an expensive medical situation is to have money. I got a $1k best buy card at this site Sn.im/bestbuycard, sold everything I bought and now have extra money to buy the things I need for a good while. It's all about making the right decisions. Answered by Dierdre Looby 2 years ago.


How do I beat a adiction too the pain killer dilaudid??
I have been taking about 32 to 40 Mg per day for the past year. The longer I go the more I have to take daily. I tryed too quit cold turkey and thought I was gonna die. Please real answers please from those who know as this could be life or death. Asked by Jaqueline Haut 2 years ago.

Bad luck. Dilaudid is not something you can just quit taking. You probably *were* going to die when you quit cold turkey (bad plan). People who quit dilaudid sometimes have seizures and do themselves harm, or even die... Not to say that people who quit morphine find it to be a pleasant experience, but at least it won't kill you. Somewhere there is a doctor that has prescribed this for you, and he (or some doctor you trust more) should be helping you do this. He will change you to different drugs that are easier to withdraw from. If you still need pain meds for chronic pain, this is really necessary to carefully change your meds. Make sure your new meds are opiates, because they are within your own control. You can take 'medication breaks' to reduce your dependence on your drug so that you do not have to take ever increasing amounts, and put up with ever increasing side effects. Expect some misery, this is not free. I quit morphine cold turkey, and it was like one week of the crawling puking flu. Having to step down off something is less intense, but it is longer, and you have the stuff right in your hand to stop feeling miserable. hang in there Answered by Jeannetta Brockman 2 years ago.

You need to get medical attention. That may be something you do not want to hear but there are no magic cures. As I'm sure you know dilaudad is an opiate and like morphine is highly addictive.The withdrawl is indeed intensely unpleasant but you can be made more comfortable by professionals. I myself have had a similar problem. Do yourself a favor and get help sooner than I did. Untreated addictions only get worse, never better. Answered by Charlyn Leadingham 2 years ago.

Funnily adequate, workout consultation my abdominals seems to do the trick. and are available to think of of it, while i grew to become into doing huge-unfold instruments the discomfort grew to become into much less, so i assume having toned muscular tissues enables. warm water bottle and taking a tub additionally seems to help. you would be able to additionally desire to look into homeopathic cures, I used to get those little pills from a food market in Scotland which did the trick. Answered by Isaura Veltre 2 years ago.

Give them to me and go check into rehab. You'll be ok. Most people are stronger than they think. But there is no shame in seeking help. It helps if you believe in a higher power. Answered by Maranda Clewes 2 years ago.


Info on Dilaudid and coming off of it. I am on it for severe pain management. Please advise?
I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March.In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper... Asked by Isadora Fondaw 2 years ago.

I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March. In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper method of getting off this drug: weaning, substitution, or some other way? Thanks! Oh, and in the scheme of opioid drugs, how does dilaudid compare, stengthwise, to other drugs? Answered by Viki Meharg 2 years ago.

Hi, Dilaudid is a very strong opiate. You will most definitely be experiencing withdrawals. The best method for getting off the Dilaudid is to taper off. I would discuss this with your doctor for recommended dosage instructions, but the goal will be to cut back slowly over the next few weeks, or even months. Regardless, you will probably be uncomfortable, but it's something we all go through when on pain meds. As for substituting other drugs, there are many medications now which are used to help ween people off of opiates. Many of them I wouldn't recommend (like methadone or subutex) because they have longer half-lives and will prolong your withdrawal or cause several sets of withdrawals. However some people have extremely positive results with Suboxone, when taken as indicated. You will lower your Suboxone slowly and experience mild opiate withdrawals throughout, but it does lessen most of the acute withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, sweating, shaking, etc. The other thing would be to start taking a milder opiate but it would probably have similar results. There really isn't any way to not go through the detox symptoms unless you continue on the Dilaudid. I detoxed off of IV morphine, percocet, and oxycontin when in high school, and later off of IV heroin, which all began with prescribed pain medication due to kidney stones, autoimmune thyroid disease, and crohn's disease. I'm now 7+ years sober and I know it's a different situation, but it's the same symptoms. Here are suggestions I give to other opiate addicts to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal: 1) For nausea/vomiting/lower GI upset: Stay hydrated. Get down whatever you can. If you can stomach it, try eating something easy and nutritious like chicken or vegetable soup. The heat is good for inflammation too. If at any time you don't feel like eating solids, sip chicken broth, fruit juice, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, or plain water. You can also take OTC nausea meds or ask your doctor for some. 2) For chills and hot flashes: Shower or take baths whenever you feel like it. These seem to really help with symptoms of withdrawal. Keep a blanket, fan, and space heater nearby. Maintaining a healthy body temperature can really really help. 3) For insomnia: Ask your doctor for something light to help you sleep. Make sure you get something from your doctor as it can be very unsafe to self-medicate when you're addicted to opiates. And sleep as much as you'd like so you miss the withdrawals. 4) Surround yourself with comfort and hang in there! This will pass... Answered by Brigette Janiak 2 years ago.

You're not taking close to a lethal daily dose. Some people can safely wean themselves off pain meds, just lower the dose gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms. It's not as easy as it sounds though. See if you can do it, cut out one daily pill each week so the first week you're taking 5 pills a day, next week 4 pills a day etc. Get down to one and then take a half pill each day for a week until you stop altogether. If you can't do it alone you'll just have to talk to your doctor and get some help. It is so, so important that you get off of all of this before getting pregnant. Trust me, you're not going to shock your doctor, this is more common than you know. There's also probably a period of time you need to be clean before getting pregnant. I'm concerned about the thought of you getting pregnant while still taking any of these things even those you think are "baby safe". Too many times the doctors have thought a medicine was safe to take during pregnancy and then decades later they find it wasn't. Case in point: the DES babies.My mother was among the large number of women who was given DES to prevent miscarriage and as a result I had cervical cancer that was not detected until it was quite advanced because it is not a cancer detected on pap tests. When I was pregnant with my first son I was told it would be fine to take tetracycline for a sinus infection and my son's baby teeth were yellowed, his elbow has a deformity and his fingers are shaped oddly. and all because of the tetracycline I took . I feel fortunate because his hands are not noticeably deformed but they could so easliy have been. .After my first pregnancy I wouldn't even take a tylenol when I was pregnant. They were already beginning to suspect tetracycline affects the tooth and bone growth in the fetus so I knew that had been the cause of his problem,. If I'd been pregnant a year later I never would have taken the antibiotic. Please don't take any chances, it's just not worth it. Answered by Ricky Gulyas 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is right up there with morphine and fentanyl. If you are on 4 mg now, you will probably be cut down with the dosage to 2 mg. so you will not be cut right off. Then your MD will probably order you something milder like Percocet or Vicodin, and gradually decrease the strength and length of time from every 4 hrs. to every 8 hours. Cutting down gradually should ease any withdrawal complaints. I hope you are seeing a Pain Management MD, for they are the best ones to go to in dealing with this type of problem. Good luck. Answered by Kaleigh Fahrenthold 2 years ago.

Wow, I know someone who is getting over GBS, that is terrible. He never had any pain, however. A lot of Vit C (good stuff, not just the cheapest) and Vits D-3 and E (New Chapter brand) would be good. Turmeric (New Chapter has the best one) is actually a inflammation reducer that I use for my mild OA, works great. Can you swim in a heated pool? That is what helped my friend the most (use a float around the waist) Answered by Janice Furbee 2 years ago.

Yes you are going to go through some form of with drawls --without a dought ; but your Dr. is aware of how long you've been on any and all med's so to get off the best thing to do is to get off slowly but don 't just stop cold turkey---get some help from the Dr. that you were under his care. I don't know if I helped any but if I did I'll be more than happy to talk to you anytime. Answered by Sheridan Remson 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is among the strongest narcotics available. They should wean you down so they can void withdrawl symptoms. They may give you something lighter like a percocet in low doses then wean you off completely to an OTC like Tylenol. Good Luck! Answered by Kelly Thillet 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been prescribed dilaudid?
what are they like? Asked by Hui Brancaccio 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is an opioid analgesic(narcotic). It is very similar to morphine which is also an opioid narcotic. Whether someone is given dilaudid or morphine is usually the physician's call. The incidence of becoming addicted is around 0.01% (very low). Of course the incidence greatly increases if you are (or have been) a drug abuser. It works on the CNS(central nervous system) and basically "tricks" your brain into the perception of no pain. It is generally prescribed for moderate to severe pain. On a pain scale of 0-10; usually continued pain above a 5. Answered by Ermelinda Umbach 2 years ago.

I have never been prescribed Dilaudid, but I have given a lot of it both orally and IV. Its a very strong narcotic pain reliever prescribed for those individuals who have a lot of pain or have developed a tolerance to their pain medication. When we give doses of dilaudid in the hospital, we usually start out small and go stronger until we know how much Dilaudid is effective. Sometimes it takes a very small amount and sometimes it takes a bunch. Answered by Donnie Govin 2 years ago.

I have. I have had both the IV form and the pill form. I just had surgery two months ago and I'm allergic to morphine. This is why I had the IV form. I felt no pain whatsoever. I also didn't have the nausea I usually have with morphine. The only problem is that is dropped my blood pressure too low and I couldn't take anymore of it during my stay in the hospital. My surgeon gave me a prescription for the pills after the vicodin I was taking was not touching the pain. I took them for a week and they kept me from feeling pain. They also knocked me out so I slept alot. I would certainly ask for the medication again if I ever need another surgery or am in pain. Answered by Johnnie Fuhrer 2 years ago.

Narcotic pain killer. I have only had it IV in the hosp. I dont know the chemistry behind it, but I will post a wiki link in a min.. Basically I believe it is supposed to be slightly stronger than morphine. I personally cant stand it. It makes me jittery and gives me a head ache. Answered by Alecia Hufana 2 years ago.

They are a prescribed narcotic drug used for heavy duty pain and it is highly addictive. Answered by Christoper Darwish 2 years ago.

its a pain killer i took while in hospital its heavy duty i would never dare take it unless in hospital Answered by Carlita Pearlstein 2 years ago.


Dilaudid 2mg?
Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new... Asked by Rosalie Suyama 2 years ago.

Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new medication i have never tooken before, i have discussed this with my dr. He went over everything with me. But just curious if anyone else has taken Dilaudid before in your own experience? How did it make you feel? Similar to Vicodin? Stronger? Weaker? I guess this is a morphine based med, right? Is this going make me feel "out of it" (ugh)?? Thanks in advance. Answered by Thomasina Sarraga 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is approximately 5-8 times stronger than Morphine (depending whether it's taken orally or injected). That would make it about 20 + times stronger than hydrocodone. The good thing about Dilaudid is that side-effects like itchiness and constipation, are far far less than with Morphine or even Codeine. That's one of the major plus points in using this med. On the down side, it is potentially addictive. Being much stronger than Morphine, I would advise you to use it ONLY when you have legitimate pain and not otherwise. When taken orally, it does not have that strong of a "rush" but it will relieve pain very well. Think of it this way: Codeine is to Vicodin just as Morphine is to Dilaudid. If you haven't taken these sort of opiate painkillers before, it might make you feel "out of it" yes, but this will pass. Once you take a few doses and get comfortable on the drug, the side-effects should abate. As I mentioned earlier, constipation and itchiness is far far less with Dilaudid. Still, if constipation should prove a problem for you, please make sure you get a lot of fibre (Try Post's Fruit and Fibre cereal for breakfast). Hope this helps you. Feel free to drop me a line if you need anything. Answered by Linnea Zar 2 years ago.

Hydromorphone 2mg Answered by Brinda Hartwigsen 2 years ago.

It is a very potent painkiller, stronger than morphine. A strong respiratory depressant, so don't overdo- you could wake up dead. Also pretty addicting, so try to get off it as soon as you can, and ask for referral to a pain control Specialist. It slows the gut, but more importantly , it slows the mind. You may feel OK, but your reaction time is way down, so be VERY careful if you must drive. I have walked in on 4 "codes" that were caused by a bolus of IV dilaudid. - Respiratory arrest--->cardiac. The more times they operate your back, the worse the outlook. Discuss pain control in more depth with your surgeon. There are other options. Answered by Sheryll Karins 2 years ago.

Best Constipation Cures Answered by Sunni Drda 2 years ago.

Dilaudid High Answered by Glennis Branker 2 years ago.

I think dilaudid is dose for dose like 2.5 times stronger than vicodin (hydrocodone). Yeah, they are both opiods. Hope you start feeling better. Edit:Well it's apparently much stronger than what I had guessed. Here is a relative potency chart. (Vicodin contains hydrocodone and dilaudid is hydromorphone). Answered by Charisse Berkheimer 2 years ago.

Biggest side effect is constipation. Plus it is not going to do anything about the cause of your pain. It will just help cover it up a bit. You should consult a pain specialist. Good luck. Answered by Shakita Uno 2 years ago.

if you have a lower tolerance for such things. You wont Be out of it, but yes, you wont be normal. if you have had morphine it is very similar in feeling, it is quite strong, i wouldnt reccomend taking two, ive had it once, and i took half of a 4 mg, and i was pretty fine. but if your not tolerant to these things, you might say you could be out of it Answered by Linn Incarnato 2 years ago.


Dilaudid and Medication?
What's this about dilaudid and dilaudid medication? I hear percocet and oxycontin are used for it. Asked by Jamison Krakauer 2 years ago.

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer). It is derived from morphine and is one of the most potent opioids. For example it is more potent than morphine, heroin, methadone, oyxmorphone, and oxycodone. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain, typically associated with acute severe pain and to treat chronic pain due to conditions such as cancer, AIDS, and other medical problems which can cause severe pain. The drug Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (an opioid) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). OxyContin is the name for oxycodone continuous release. So it is only used twice daily, every 12hrs. These medications have nothing to do with Dilaudid aside from also being opioids. Dilaudid is a highly controlled substance due to the risk of abuse, dependence, and addiction. Most countries place Dilaudid under the highest level of control. In The United States it is a schedule II drug, in Canada it is a schedule I drug, in The United Kingdom it is a Class A drug. Answered by Carri Schmollinger 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is hydromorphone. Hydromorphone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers, also called opioids. It is similar to morphine. Hydromorphone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. Hydromorphone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. The only way to be prepared if facing an expensive medical situation is to have money. I got a $1k best buy card at this site Sn.im/bestbuycard, sold everything I bought and now have extra money to buy the things I need for a good while. It's all about making the right decisions. Answered by Vita Hapke 2 years ago.


How do I beat a adiction too the pain killer dilaudid??
I have been taking about 32 to 40 Mg per day for the past year. The longer I go the more I have to take daily. I tryed too quit cold turkey and thought I was gonna die. Please real answers please from those who know as this could be life or death. Asked by Moira Hartrum 2 years ago.

Bad luck. Dilaudid is not something you can just quit taking. You probably *were* going to die when you quit cold turkey (bad plan). People who quit dilaudid sometimes have seizures and do themselves harm, or even die... Not to say that people who quit morphine find it to be a pleasant experience, but at least it won't kill you. Somewhere there is a doctor that has prescribed this for you, and he (or some doctor you trust more) should be helping you do this. He will change you to different drugs that are easier to withdraw from. If you still need pain meds for chronic pain, this is really necessary to carefully change your meds. Make sure your new meds are opiates, because they are within your own control. You can take 'medication breaks' to reduce your dependence on your drug so that you do not have to take ever increasing amounts, and put up with ever increasing side effects. Expect some misery, this is not free. I quit morphine cold turkey, and it was like one week of the crawling puking flu. Having to step down off something is less intense, but it is longer, and you have the stuff right in your hand to stop feeling miserable. hang in there Answered by Chi Hermans 2 years ago.

You need to get medical attention. That may be something you do not want to hear but there are no magic cures. As I'm sure you know dilaudad is an opiate and like morphine is highly addictive.The withdrawl is indeed intensely unpleasant but you can be made more comfortable by professionals. I myself have had a similar problem. Do yourself a favor and get help sooner than I did. Untreated addictions only get worse, never better. Answered by Jaye Flewellen 2 years ago.

Funnily adequate, workout consultation my abdominals seems to do the trick. and are available to think of of it, while i grew to become into doing huge-unfold instruments the discomfort grew to become into much less, so i assume having toned muscular tissues enables. warm water bottle and taking a tub additionally seems to help. you would be able to additionally desire to look into homeopathic cures, I used to get those little pills from a food market in Scotland which did the trick. Answered by Providencia Tavorn 2 years ago.

Give them to me and go check into rehab. You'll be ok. Most people are stronger than they think. But there is no shame in seeking help. It helps if you believe in a higher power. Answered by Aleisha Fritcher 2 years ago.


Info on Dilaudid and coming off of it. I am on it for severe pain management. Please advise?
I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March.In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper... Asked by Dyan Fremin 2 years ago.

I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March. In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper method of getting off this drug: weaning, substitution, or some other way? Thanks! Oh, and in the scheme of opioid drugs, how does dilaudid compare, stengthwise, to other drugs? Answered by Dona Sackey 2 years ago.

Hi, Dilaudid is a very strong opiate. You will most definitely be experiencing withdrawals. The best method for getting off the Dilaudid is to taper off. I would discuss this with your doctor for recommended dosage instructions, but the goal will be to cut back slowly over the next few weeks, or even months. Regardless, you will probably be uncomfortable, but it's something we all go through when on pain meds. As for substituting other drugs, there are many medications now which are used to help ween people off of opiates. Many of them I wouldn't recommend (like methadone or subutex) because they have longer half-lives and will prolong your withdrawal or cause several sets of withdrawals. However some people have extremely positive results with Suboxone, when taken as indicated. You will lower your Suboxone slowly and experience mild opiate withdrawals throughout, but it does lessen most of the acute withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, sweating, shaking, etc. The other thing would be to start taking a milder opiate but it would probably have similar results. There really isn't any way to not go through the detox symptoms unless you continue on the Dilaudid. I detoxed off of IV morphine, percocet, and oxycontin when in high school, and later off of IV heroin, which all began with prescribed pain medication due to kidney stones, autoimmune thyroid disease, and crohn's disease. I'm now 7+ years sober and I know it's a different situation, but it's the same symptoms. Here are suggestions I give to other opiate addicts to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal: 1) For nausea/vomiting/lower GI upset: Stay hydrated. Get down whatever you can. If you can stomach it, try eating something easy and nutritious like chicken or vegetable soup. The heat is good for inflammation too. If at any time you don't feel like eating solids, sip chicken broth, fruit juice, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, or plain water. You can also take OTC nausea meds or ask your doctor for some. 2) For chills and hot flashes: Shower or take baths whenever you feel like it. These seem to really help with symptoms of withdrawal. Keep a blanket, fan, and space heater nearby. Maintaining a healthy body temperature can really really help. 3) For insomnia: Ask your doctor for something light to help you sleep. Make sure you get something from your doctor as it can be very unsafe to self-medicate when you're addicted to opiates. And sleep as much as you'd like so you miss the withdrawals. 4) Surround yourself with comfort and hang in there! This will pass... Answered by Lou Falha 2 years ago.

You're not taking close to a lethal daily dose. Some people can safely wean themselves off pain meds, just lower the dose gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms. It's not as easy as it sounds though. See if you can do it, cut out one daily pill each week so the first week you're taking 5 pills a day, next week 4 pills a day etc. Get down to one and then take a half pill each day for a week until you stop altogether. If you can't do it alone you'll just have to talk to your doctor and get some help. It is so, so important that you get off of all of this before getting pregnant. Trust me, you're not going to shock your doctor, this is more common than you know. There's also probably a period of time you need to be clean before getting pregnant. I'm concerned about the thought of you getting pregnant while still taking any of these things even those you think are "baby safe". Too many times the doctors have thought a medicine was safe to take during pregnancy and then decades later they find it wasn't. Case in point: the DES babies.My mother was among the large number of women who was given DES to prevent miscarriage and as a result I had cervical cancer that was not detected until it was quite advanced because it is not a cancer detected on pap tests. When I was pregnant with my first son I was told it would be fine to take tetracycline for a sinus infection and my son's baby teeth were yellowed, his elbow has a deformity and his fingers are shaped oddly. and all because of the tetracycline I took . I feel fortunate because his hands are not noticeably deformed but they could so easliy have been. .After my first pregnancy I wouldn't even take a tylenol when I was pregnant. They were already beginning to suspect tetracycline affects the tooth and bone growth in the fetus so I knew that had been the cause of his problem,. If I'd been pregnant a year later I never would have taken the antibiotic. Please don't take any chances, it's just not worth it. Answered by Evelyne Swindell 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is right up there with morphine and fentanyl. If you are on 4 mg now, you will probably be cut down with the dosage to 2 mg. so you will not be cut right off. Then your MD will probably order you something milder like Percocet or Vicodin, and gradually decrease the strength and length of time from every 4 hrs. to every 8 hours. Cutting down gradually should ease any withdrawal complaints. I hope you are seeing a Pain Management MD, for they are the best ones to go to in dealing with this type of problem. Good luck. Answered by Kera Wauer 2 years ago.

Wow, I know someone who is getting over GBS, that is terrible. He never had any pain, however. A lot of Vit C (good stuff, not just the cheapest) and Vits D-3 and E (New Chapter brand) would be good. Turmeric (New Chapter has the best one) is actually a inflammation reducer that I use for my mild OA, works great. Can you swim in a heated pool? That is what helped my friend the most (use a float around the waist) Answered by Anna Warshaw 2 years ago.

Yes you are going to go through some form of with drawls --without a dought ; but your Dr. is aware of how long you've been on any and all med's so to get off the best thing to do is to get off slowly but don 't just stop cold turkey---get some help from the Dr. that you were under his care. I don't know if I helped any but if I did I'll be more than happy to talk to you anytime. Answered by Russell Broz 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is among the strongest narcotics available. They should wean you down so they can void withdrawl symptoms. They may give you something lighter like a percocet in low doses then wean you off completely to an OTC like Tylenol. Good Luck! Answered by Cinderella Luker 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been prescribed dilaudid?
what are they like? Asked by Sharell Puelo 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is an opioid analgesic(narcotic). It is very similar to morphine which is also an opioid narcotic. Whether someone is given dilaudid or morphine is usually the physician's call. The incidence of becoming addicted is around 0.01% (very low). Of course the incidence greatly increases if you are (or have been) a drug abuser. It works on the CNS(central nervous system) and basically "tricks" your brain into the perception of no pain. It is generally prescribed for moderate to severe pain. On a pain scale of 0-10; usually continued pain above a 5. Answered by Tish Gatson 2 years ago.

I have never been prescribed Dilaudid, but I have given a lot of it both orally and IV. Its a very strong narcotic pain reliever prescribed for those individuals who have a lot of pain or have developed a tolerance to their pain medication. When we give doses of dilaudid in the hospital, we usually start out small and go stronger until we know how much Dilaudid is effective. Sometimes it takes a very small amount and sometimes it takes a bunch. Answered by Otha Alman 2 years ago.

I have. I have had both the IV form and the pill form. I just had surgery two months ago and I'm allergic to morphine. This is why I had the IV form. I felt no pain whatsoever. I also didn't have the nausea I usually have with morphine. The only problem is that is dropped my blood pressure too low and I couldn't take anymore of it during my stay in the hospital. My surgeon gave me a prescription for the pills after the vicodin I was taking was not touching the pain. I took them for a week and they kept me from feeling pain. They also knocked me out so I slept alot. I would certainly ask for the medication again if I ever need another surgery or am in pain. Answered by Kenyetta Elldrege 2 years ago.

Narcotic pain killer. I have only had it IV in the hosp. I dont know the chemistry behind it, but I will post a wiki link in a min.. Basically I believe it is supposed to be slightly stronger than morphine. I personally cant stand it. It makes me jittery and gives me a head ache. Answered by Grayce Start 2 years ago.

They are a prescribed narcotic drug used for heavy duty pain and it is highly addictive. Answered by Edris Cimo 2 years ago.

its a pain killer i took while in hospital its heavy duty i would never dare take it unless in hospital Answered by Maritza Palen 2 years ago.


Dilaudid 2mg?
Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new... Asked by Tressa Cutrera 2 years ago.

Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new medication i have never tooken before, i have discussed this with my dr. He went over everything with me. But just curious if anyone else has taken Dilaudid before in your own experience? How did it make you feel? Similar to Vicodin? Stronger? Weaker? I guess this is a morphine based med, right? Is this going make me feel "out of it" (ugh)?? Thanks in advance. Answered by Jame Duracher 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is approximately 5-8 times stronger than Morphine (depending whether it's taken orally or injected). That would make it about 20 + times stronger than hydrocodone. The good thing about Dilaudid is that side-effects like itchiness and constipation, are far far less than with Morphine or even Codeine. That's one of the major plus points in using this med. On the down side, it is potentially addictive. Being much stronger than Morphine, I would advise you to use it ONLY when you have legitimate pain and not otherwise. When taken orally, it does not have that strong of a "rush" but it will relieve pain very well. Think of it this way: Codeine is to Vicodin just as Morphine is to Dilaudid. If you haven't taken these sort of opiate painkillers before, it might make you feel "out of it" yes, but this will pass. Once you take a few doses and get comfortable on the drug, the side-effects should abate. As I mentioned earlier, constipation and itchiness is far far less with Dilaudid. Still, if constipation should prove a problem for you, please make sure you get a lot of fibre (Try Post's Fruit and Fibre cereal for breakfast). Hope this helps you. Feel free to drop me a line if you need anything. Answered by Neva Galarza 2 years ago.

Hydromorphone 2mg Answered by Carmela Wynn 2 years ago.

It is a very potent painkiller, stronger than morphine. A strong respiratory depressant, so don't overdo- you could wake up dead. Also pretty addicting, so try to get off it as soon as you can, and ask for referral to a pain control Specialist. It slows the gut, but more importantly , it slows the mind. You may feel OK, but your reaction time is way down, so be VERY careful if you must drive. I have walked in on 4 "codes" that were caused by a bolus of IV dilaudid. - Respiratory arrest--->cardiac. The more times they operate your back, the worse the outlook. Discuss pain control in more depth with your surgeon. There are other options. Answered by Bennie Malloy 2 years ago.

Best Constipation Cures Answered by Genoveva Turber 2 years ago.

Dilaudid High Answered by Tiffaney Hancher 2 years ago.

I think dilaudid is dose for dose like 2.5 times stronger than vicodin (hydrocodone). Yeah, they are both opiods. Hope you start feeling better. Edit:Well it's apparently much stronger than what I had guessed. Here is a relative potency chart. (Vicodin contains hydrocodone and dilaudid is hydromorphone). Answered by Kimberely Fitzsimons 2 years ago.

Biggest side effect is constipation. Plus it is not going to do anything about the cause of your pain. It will just help cover it up a bit. You should consult a pain specialist. Good luck. Answered by Guillermo Keirnan 2 years ago.

if you have a lower tolerance for such things. You wont Be out of it, but yes, you wont be normal. if you have had morphine it is very similar in feeling, it is quite strong, i wouldnt reccomend taking two, ive had it once, and i took half of a 4 mg, and i was pretty fine. but if your not tolerant to these things, you might say you could be out of it Answered by Athena Buyck 2 years ago.


Dilaudid and Medication?
What's this about dilaudid and dilaudid medication? I hear percocet and oxycontin are used for it. Asked by Kris Kenson 2 years ago.

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer). It is derived from morphine and is one of the most potent opioids. For example it is more potent than morphine, heroin, methadone, oyxmorphone, and oxycodone. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain, typically associated with acute severe pain and to treat chronic pain due to conditions such as cancer, AIDS, and other medical problems which can cause severe pain. The drug Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (an opioid) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). OxyContin is the name for oxycodone continuous release. So it is only used twice daily, every 12hrs. These medications have nothing to do with Dilaudid aside from also being opioids. Dilaudid is a highly controlled substance due to the risk of abuse, dependence, and addiction. Most countries place Dilaudid under the highest level of control. In The United States it is a schedule II drug, in Canada it is a schedule I drug, in The United Kingdom it is a Class A drug. Answered by Junita Mittelstaedt 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is hydromorphone. Hydromorphone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers, also called opioids. It is similar to morphine. Hydromorphone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. Hydromorphone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. The only way to be prepared if facing an expensive medical situation is to have money. I got a $1k best buy card at this site Sn.im/bestbuycard, sold everything I bought and now have extra money to buy the things I need for a good while. It's all about making the right decisions. Answered by Odell Germany 2 years ago.


How do I beat a adiction too the pain killer dilaudid??
I have been taking about 32 to 40 Mg per day for the past year. The longer I go the more I have to take daily. I tryed too quit cold turkey and thought I was gonna die. Please real answers please from those who know as this could be life or death. Asked by Gwendolyn Mulch 2 years ago.

Bad luck. Dilaudid is not something you can just quit taking. You probably *were* going to die when you quit cold turkey (bad plan). People who quit dilaudid sometimes have seizures and do themselves harm, or even die... Not to say that people who quit morphine find it to be a pleasant experience, but at least it won't kill you. Somewhere there is a doctor that has prescribed this for you, and he (or some doctor you trust more) should be helping you do this. He will change you to different drugs that are easier to withdraw from. If you still need pain meds for chronic pain, this is really necessary to carefully change your meds. Make sure your new meds are opiates, because they are within your own control. You can take 'medication breaks' to reduce your dependence on your drug so that you do not have to take ever increasing amounts, and put up with ever increasing side effects. Expect some misery, this is not free. I quit morphine cold turkey, and it was like one week of the crawling puking flu. Having to step down off something is less intense, but it is longer, and you have the stuff right in your hand to stop feeling miserable. hang in there Answered by Sonya Peressini 2 years ago.

You need to get medical attention. That may be something you do not want to hear but there are no magic cures. As I'm sure you know dilaudad is an opiate and like morphine is highly addictive.The withdrawl is indeed intensely unpleasant but you can be made more comfortable by professionals. I myself have had a similar problem. Do yourself a favor and get help sooner than I did. Untreated addictions only get worse, never better. Answered by Alfreda Keys 2 years ago.

Funnily adequate, workout consultation my abdominals seems to do the trick. and are available to think of of it, while i grew to become into doing huge-unfold instruments the discomfort grew to become into much less, so i assume having toned muscular tissues enables. warm water bottle and taking a tub additionally seems to help. you would be able to additionally desire to look into homeopathic cures, I used to get those little pills from a food market in Scotland which did the trick. Answered by Jolie Gieseman 2 years ago.

Give them to me and go check into rehab. You'll be ok. Most people are stronger than they think. But there is no shame in seeking help. It helps if you believe in a higher power. Answered by Geri Schurk 2 years ago.


Info on Dilaudid and coming off of it. I am on it for severe pain management. Please advise?
I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March.In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper... Asked by Erlene Jenkens 2 years ago.

I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March. In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper method of getting off this drug: weaning, substitution, or some other way? Thanks! Oh, and in the scheme of opioid drugs, how does dilaudid compare, stengthwise, to other drugs? Answered by Linn Demotta 2 years ago.

Hi, Dilaudid is a very strong opiate. You will most definitely be experiencing withdrawals. The best method for getting off the Dilaudid is to taper off. I would discuss this with your doctor for recommended dosage instructions, but the goal will be to cut back slowly over the next few weeks, or even months. Regardless, you will probably be uncomfortable, but it's something we all go through when on pain meds. As for substituting other drugs, there are many medications now which are used to help ween people off of opiates. Many of them I wouldn't recommend (like methadone or subutex) because they have longer half-lives and will prolong your withdrawal or cause several sets of withdrawals. However some people have extremely positive results with Suboxone, when taken as indicated. You will lower your Suboxone slowly and experience mild opiate withdrawals throughout, but it does lessen most of the acute withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, sweating, shaking, etc. The other thing would be to start taking a milder opiate but it would probably have similar results. There really isn't any way to not go through the detox symptoms unless you continue on the Dilaudid. I detoxed off of IV morphine, percocet, and oxycontin when in high school, and later off of IV heroin, which all began with prescribed pain medication due to kidney stones, autoimmune thyroid disease, and crohn's disease. I'm now 7+ years sober and I know it's a different situation, but it's the same symptoms. Here are suggestions I give to other opiate addicts to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal: 1) For nausea/vomiting/lower GI upset: Stay hydrated. Get down whatever you can. If you can stomach it, try eating something easy and nutritious like chicken or vegetable soup. The heat is good for inflammation too. If at any time you don't feel like eating solids, sip chicken broth, fruit juice, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, or plain water. You can also take OTC nausea meds or ask your doctor for some. 2) For chills and hot flashes: Shower or take baths whenever you feel like it. These seem to really help with symptoms of withdrawal. Keep a blanket, fan, and space heater nearby. Maintaining a healthy body temperature can really really help. 3) For insomnia: Ask your doctor for something light to help you sleep. Make sure you get something from your doctor as it can be very unsafe to self-medicate when you're addicted to opiates. And sleep as much as you'd like so you miss the withdrawals. 4) Surround yourself with comfort and hang in there! This will pass... Answered by Isabelle Shrewsberry 2 years ago.

You're not taking close to a lethal daily dose. Some people can safely wean themselves off pain meds, just lower the dose gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms. It's not as easy as it sounds though. See if you can do it, cut out one daily pill each week so the first week you're taking 5 pills a day, next week 4 pills a day etc. Get down to one and then take a half pill each day for a week until you stop altogether. If you can't do it alone you'll just have to talk to your doctor and get some help. It is so, so important that you get off of all of this before getting pregnant. Trust me, you're not going to shock your doctor, this is more common than you know. There's also probably a period of time you need to be clean before getting pregnant. I'm concerned about the thought of you getting pregnant while still taking any of these things even those you think are "baby safe". Too many times the doctors have thought a medicine was safe to take during pregnancy and then decades later they find it wasn't. Case in point: the DES babies.My mother was among the large number of women who was given DES to prevent miscarriage and as a result I had cervical cancer that was not detected until it was quite advanced because it is not a cancer detected on pap tests. When I was pregnant with my first son I was told it would be fine to take tetracycline for a sinus infection and my son's baby teeth were yellowed, his elbow has a deformity and his fingers are shaped oddly. and all because of the tetracycline I took . I feel fortunate because his hands are not noticeably deformed but they could so easliy have been. .After my first pregnancy I wouldn't even take a tylenol when I was pregnant. They were already beginning to suspect tetracycline affects the tooth and bone growth in the fetus so I knew that had been the cause of his problem,. If I'd been pregnant a year later I never would have taken the antibiotic. Please don't take any chances, it's just not worth it. Answered by Laveta Rindfleisch 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is right up there with morphine and fentanyl. If you are on 4 mg now, you will probably be cut down with the dosage to 2 mg. so you will not be cut right off. Then your MD will probably order you something milder like Percocet or Vicodin, and gradually decrease the strength and length of time from every 4 hrs. to every 8 hours. Cutting down gradually should ease any withdrawal complaints. I hope you are seeing a Pain Management MD, for they are the best ones to go to in dealing with this type of problem. Good luck. Answered by Charlena Wynes 2 years ago.

Wow, I know someone who is getting over GBS, that is terrible. He never had any pain, however. A lot of Vit C (good stuff, not just the cheapest) and Vits D-3 and E (New Chapter brand) would be good. Turmeric (New Chapter has the best one) is actually a inflammation reducer that I use for my mild OA, works great. Can you swim in a heated pool? That is what helped my friend the most (use a float around the waist) Answered by Enedina Bisel 2 years ago.

Yes you are going to go through some form of with drawls --without a dought ; but your Dr. is aware of how long you've been on any and all med's so to get off the best thing to do is to get off slowly but don 't just stop cold turkey---get some help from the Dr. that you were under his care. I don't know if I helped any but if I did I'll be more than happy to talk to you anytime. Answered by Fernanda Warrenfeltz 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is among the strongest narcotics available. They should wean you down so they can void withdrawl symptoms. They may give you something lighter like a percocet in low doses then wean you off completely to an OTC like Tylenol. Good Luck! Answered by Chantelle Wirick 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been prescribed dilaudid?
what are they like? Asked by Marcus Bullett 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is an opioid analgesic(narcotic). It is very similar to morphine which is also an opioid narcotic. Whether someone is given dilaudid or morphine is usually the physician's call. The incidence of becoming addicted is around 0.01% (very low). Of course the incidence greatly increases if you are (or have been) a drug abuser. It works on the CNS(central nervous system) and basically "tricks" your brain into the perception of no pain. It is generally prescribed for moderate to severe pain. On a pain scale of 0-10; usually continued pain above a 5. Answered by Carlita Sarin 2 years ago.

I have never been prescribed Dilaudid, but I have given a lot of it both orally and IV. Its a very strong narcotic pain reliever prescribed for those individuals who have a lot of pain or have developed a tolerance to their pain medication. When we give doses of dilaudid in the hospital, we usually start out small and go stronger until we know how much Dilaudid is effective. Sometimes it takes a very small amount and sometimes it takes a bunch. Answered by Natacha Caterina 2 years ago.

I have. I have had both the IV form and the pill form. I just had surgery two months ago and I'm allergic to morphine. This is why I had the IV form. I felt no pain whatsoever. I also didn't have the nausea I usually have with morphine. The only problem is that is dropped my blood pressure too low and I couldn't take anymore of it during my stay in the hospital. My surgeon gave me a prescription for the pills after the vicodin I was taking was not touching the pain. I took them for a week and they kept me from feeling pain. They also knocked me out so I slept alot. I would certainly ask for the medication again if I ever need another surgery or am in pain. Answered by Wilber Ragans 2 years ago.

Narcotic pain killer. I have only had it IV in the hosp. I dont know the chemistry behind it, but I will post a wiki link in a min.. Basically I believe it is supposed to be slightly stronger than morphine. I personally cant stand it. It makes me jittery and gives me a head ache. Answered by Jacinda Buske 2 years ago.

They are a prescribed narcotic drug used for heavy duty pain and it is highly addictive. Answered by Odette Parkinson 2 years ago.

its a pain killer i took while in hospital its heavy duty i would never dare take it unless in hospital Answered by Jude Sincebaugh 2 years ago.


Dilaudid 2mg?
Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new... Asked by Mindi Cespedes 2 years ago.

Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new medication i have never tooken before, i have discussed this with my dr. He went over everything with me. But just curious if anyone else has taken Dilaudid before in your own experience? How did it make you feel? Similar to Vicodin? Stronger? Weaker? I guess this is a morphine based med, right? Is this going make me feel "out of it" (ugh)?? Thanks in advance. Answered by Sherice Schapiro 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is approximately 5-8 times stronger than Morphine (depending whether it's taken orally or injected). That would make it about 20 + times stronger than hydrocodone. The good thing about Dilaudid is that side-effects like itchiness and constipation, are far far less than with Morphine or even Codeine. That's one of the major plus points in using this med. On the down side, it is potentially addictive. Being much stronger than Morphine, I would advise you to use it ONLY when you have legitimate pain and not otherwise. When taken orally, it does not have that strong of a "rush" but it will relieve pain very well. Think of it this way: Codeine is to Vicodin just as Morphine is to Dilaudid. If you haven't taken these sort of opiate painkillers before, it might make you feel "out of it" yes, but this will pass. Once you take a few doses and get comfortable on the drug, the side-effects should abate. As I mentioned earlier, constipation and itchiness is far far less with Dilaudid. Still, if constipation should prove a problem for you, please make sure you get a lot of fibre (Try Post's Fruit and Fibre cereal for breakfast). Hope this helps you. Feel free to drop me a line if you need anything. Answered by Tad Woodling 2 years ago.

Hydromorphone 2mg Answered by Marcie Hollering 2 years ago.

It is a very potent painkiller, stronger than morphine. A strong respiratory depressant, so don't overdo- you could wake up dead. Also pretty addicting, so try to get off it as soon as you can, and ask for referral to a pain control Specialist. It slows the gut, but more importantly , it slows the mind. You may feel OK, but your reaction time is way down, so be VERY careful if you must drive. I have walked in on 4 "codes" that were caused by a bolus of IV dilaudid. - Respiratory arrest--->cardiac. The more times they operate your back, the worse the outlook. Discuss pain control in more depth with your surgeon. There are other options. Answered by Ling Gwinn 2 years ago.

Best Constipation Cures Answered by Chung Briz 2 years ago.

Dilaudid High Answered by Branden Abrahams 2 years ago.

I think dilaudid is dose for dose like 2.5 times stronger than vicodin (hydrocodone). Yeah, they are both opiods. Hope you start feeling better. Edit:Well it's apparently much stronger than what I had guessed. Here is a relative potency chart. (Vicodin contains hydrocodone and dilaudid is hydromorphone). Answered by Remona Zipay 2 years ago.

Biggest side effect is constipation. Plus it is not going to do anything about the cause of your pain. It will just help cover it up a bit. You should consult a pain specialist. Good luck. Answered by Shelba Hausrath 2 years ago.

if you have a lower tolerance for such things. You wont Be out of it, but yes, you wont be normal. if you have had morphine it is very similar in feeling, it is quite strong, i wouldnt reccomend taking two, ive had it once, and i took half of a 4 mg, and i was pretty fine. but if your not tolerant to these things, you might say you could be out of it Answered by Kendra Gadberry 2 years ago.


Dilaudid and Medication?
What's this about dilaudid and dilaudid medication? I hear percocet and oxycontin are used for it. Asked by Cherish Liwanag 2 years ago.

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer). It is derived from morphine and is one of the most potent opioids. For example it is more potent than morphine, heroin, methadone, oyxmorphone, and oxycodone. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain, typically associated with acute severe pain and to treat chronic pain due to conditions such as cancer, AIDS, and other medical problems which can cause severe pain. The drug Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (an opioid) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). OxyContin is the name for oxycodone continuous release. So it is only used twice daily, every 12hrs. These medications have nothing to do with Dilaudid aside from also being opioids. Dilaudid is a highly controlled substance due to the risk of abuse, dependence, and addiction. Most countries place Dilaudid under the highest level of control. In The United States it is a schedule II drug, in Canada it is a schedule I drug, in The United Kingdom it is a Class A drug. Answered by Jann Akimseu 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is hydromorphone. Hydromorphone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers, also called opioids. It is similar to morphine. Hydromorphone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. Hydromorphone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. The only way to be prepared if facing an expensive medical situation is to have money. I got a $1k best buy card at this site Sn.im/bestbuycard, sold everything I bought and now have extra money to buy the things I need for a good while. It's all about making the right decisions. Answered by Gisele Toliongco 2 years ago.


How do I beat a adiction too the pain killer dilaudid??
I have been taking about 32 to 40 Mg per day for the past year. The longer I go the more I have to take daily. I tryed too quit cold turkey and thought I was gonna die. Please real answers please from those who know as this could be life or death. Asked by Lashaunda Gallaher 2 years ago.

Bad luck. Dilaudid is not something you can just quit taking. You probably *were* going to die when you quit cold turkey (bad plan). People who quit dilaudid sometimes have seizures and do themselves harm, or even die... Not to say that people who quit morphine find it to be a pleasant experience, but at least it won't kill you. Somewhere there is a doctor that has prescribed this for you, and he (or some doctor you trust more) should be helping you do this. He will change you to different drugs that are easier to withdraw from. If you still need pain meds for chronic pain, this is really necessary to carefully change your meds. Make sure your new meds are opiates, because they are within your own control. You can take 'medication breaks' to reduce your dependence on your drug so that you do not have to take ever increasing amounts, and put up with ever increasing side effects. Expect some misery, this is not free. I quit morphine cold turkey, and it was like one week of the crawling puking flu. Having to step down off something is less intense, but it is longer, and you have the stuff right in your hand to stop feeling miserable. hang in there Answered by Mary Sweezey 2 years ago.

You need to get medical attention. That may be something you do not want to hear but there are no magic cures. As I'm sure you know dilaudad is an opiate and like morphine is highly addictive.The withdrawl is indeed intensely unpleasant but you can be made more comfortable by professionals. I myself have had a similar problem. Do yourself a favor and get help sooner than I did. Untreated addictions only get worse, never better. Answered by Grace Orizetti 2 years ago.

Funnily adequate, workout consultation my abdominals seems to do the trick. and are available to think of of it, while i grew to become into doing huge-unfold instruments the discomfort grew to become into much less, so i assume having toned muscular tissues enables. warm water bottle and taking a tub additionally seems to help. you would be able to additionally desire to look into homeopathic cures, I used to get those little pills from a food market in Scotland which did the trick. Answered by Arnette Ferrufino 2 years ago.

Give them to me and go check into rehab. You'll be ok. Most people are stronger than they think. But there is no shame in seeking help. It helps if you believe in a higher power. Answered by Celine Vanosdol 2 years ago.


Info on Dilaudid and coming off of it. I am on it for severe pain management. Please advise?
I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March.In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper... Asked by Chrystal Luehrs 2 years ago.

I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March. In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper method of getting off this drug: weaning, substitution, or some other way? Thanks! Oh, and in the scheme of opioid drugs, how does dilaudid compare, stengthwise, to other drugs? Answered by Belen Rogoff 2 years ago.

Hi, Dilaudid is a very strong opiate. You will most definitely be experiencing withdrawals. The best method for getting off the Dilaudid is to taper off. I would discuss this with your doctor for recommended dosage instructions, but the goal will be to cut back slowly over the next few weeks, or even months. Regardless, you will probably be uncomfortable, but it's something we all go through when on pain meds. As for substituting other drugs, there are many medications now which are used to help ween people off of opiates. Many of them I wouldn't recommend (like methadone or subutex) because they have longer half-lives and will prolong your withdrawal or cause several sets of withdrawals. However some people have extremely positive results with Suboxone, when taken as indicated. You will lower your Suboxone slowly and experience mild opiate withdrawals throughout, but it does lessen most of the acute withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, sweating, shaking, etc. The other thing would be to start taking a milder opiate but it would probably have similar results. There really isn't any way to not go through the detox symptoms unless you continue on the Dilaudid. I detoxed off of IV morphine, percocet, and oxycontin when in high school, and later off of IV heroin, which all began with prescribed pain medication due to kidney stones, autoimmune thyroid disease, and crohn's disease. I'm now 7+ years sober and I know it's a different situation, but it's the same symptoms. Here are suggestions I give to other opiate addicts to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal: 1) For nausea/vomiting/lower GI upset: Stay hydrated. Get down whatever you can. If you can stomach it, try eating something easy and nutritious like chicken or vegetable soup. The heat is good for inflammation too. If at any time you don't feel like eating solids, sip chicken broth, fruit juice, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, or plain water. You can also take OTC nausea meds or ask your doctor for some. 2) For chills and hot flashes: Shower or take baths whenever you feel like it. These seem to really help with symptoms of withdrawal. Keep a blanket, fan, and space heater nearby. Maintaining a healthy body temperature can really really help. 3) For insomnia: Ask your doctor for something light to help you sleep. Make sure you get something from your doctor as it can be very unsafe to self-medicate when you're addicted to opiates. And sleep as much as you'd like so you miss the withdrawals. 4) Surround yourself with comfort and hang in there! This will pass... Answered by Marhta Bardon 2 years ago.

You're not taking close to a lethal daily dose. Some people can safely wean themselves off pain meds, just lower the dose gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms. It's not as easy as it sounds though. See if you can do it, cut out one daily pill each week so the first week you're taking 5 pills a day, next week 4 pills a day etc. Get down to one and then take a half pill each day for a week until you stop altogether. If you can't do it alone you'll just have to talk to your doctor and get some help. It is so, so important that you get off of all of this before getting pregnant. Trust me, you're not going to shock your doctor, this is more common than you know. There's also probably a period of time you need to be clean before getting pregnant. I'm concerned about the thought of you getting pregnant while still taking any of these things even those you think are "baby safe". Too many times the doctors have thought a medicine was safe to take during pregnancy and then decades later they find it wasn't. Case in point: the DES babies.My mother was among the large number of women who was given DES to prevent miscarriage and as a result I had cervical cancer that was not detected until it was quite advanced because it is not a cancer detected on pap tests. When I was pregnant with my first son I was told it would be fine to take tetracycline for a sinus infection and my son's baby teeth were yellowed, his elbow has a deformity and his fingers are shaped oddly. and all because of the tetracycline I took . I feel fortunate because his hands are not noticeably deformed but they could so easliy have been. .After my first pregnancy I wouldn't even take a tylenol when I was pregnant. They were already beginning to suspect tetracycline affects the tooth and bone growth in the fetus so I knew that had been the cause of his problem,. If I'd been pregnant a year later I never would have taken the antibiotic. Please don't take any chances, it's just not worth it. Answered by Bernie Clinkingbeard 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is right up there with morphine and fentanyl. If you are on 4 mg now, you will probably be cut down with the dosage to 2 mg. so you will not be cut right off. Then your MD will probably order you something milder like Percocet or Vicodin, and gradually decrease the strength and length of time from every 4 hrs. to every 8 hours. Cutting down gradually should ease any withdrawal complaints. I hope you are seeing a Pain Management MD, for they are the best ones to go to in dealing with this type of problem. Good luck. Answered by Audrie Leusink 2 years ago.

Wow, I know someone who is getting over GBS, that is terrible. He never had any pain, however. A lot of Vit C (good stuff, not just the cheapest) and Vits D-3 and E (New Chapter brand) would be good. Turmeric (New Chapter has the best one) is actually a inflammation reducer that I use for my mild OA, works great. Can you swim in a heated pool? That is what helped my friend the most (use a float around the waist) Answered by Cheryll Kleinsorge 2 years ago.

Yes you are going to go through some form of with drawls --without a dought ; but your Dr. is aware of how long you've been on any and all med's so to get off the best thing to do is to get off slowly but don 't just stop cold turkey---get some help from the Dr. that you were under his care. I don't know if I helped any but if I did I'll be more than happy to talk to you anytime. Answered by Kylee Bucknam 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is among the strongest narcotics available. They should wean you down so they can void withdrawl symptoms. They may give you something lighter like a percocet in low doses then wean you off completely to an OTC like Tylenol. Good Luck! Answered by Edwardo Koskela 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been prescribed dilaudid?
what are they like? Asked by Angele Ellena 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is an opioid analgesic(narcotic). It is very similar to morphine which is also an opioid narcotic. Whether someone is given dilaudid or morphine is usually the physician's call. The incidence of becoming addicted is around 0.01% (very low). Of course the incidence greatly increases if you are (or have been) a drug abuser. It works on the CNS(central nervous system) and basically "tricks" your brain into the perception of no pain. It is generally prescribed for moderate to severe pain. On a pain scale of 0-10; usually continued pain above a 5. Answered by Barbar Percontino 2 years ago.

I have never been prescribed Dilaudid, but I have given a lot of it both orally and IV. Its a very strong narcotic pain reliever prescribed for those individuals who have a lot of pain or have developed a tolerance to their pain medication. When we give doses of dilaudid in the hospital, we usually start out small and go stronger until we know how much Dilaudid is effective. Sometimes it takes a very small amount and sometimes it takes a bunch. Answered by Kelsi Dharas 2 years ago.

I have. I have had both the IV form and the pill form. I just had surgery two months ago and I'm allergic to morphine. This is why I had the IV form. I felt no pain whatsoever. I also didn't have the nausea I usually have with morphine. The only problem is that is dropped my blood pressure too low and I couldn't take anymore of it during my stay in the hospital. My surgeon gave me a prescription for the pills after the vicodin I was taking was not touching the pain. I took them for a week and they kept me from feeling pain. They also knocked me out so I slept alot. I would certainly ask for the medication again if I ever need another surgery or am in pain. Answered by Carmelita Fullen 2 years ago.

Narcotic pain killer. I have only had it IV in the hosp. I dont know the chemistry behind it, but I will post a wiki link in a min.. Basically I believe it is supposed to be slightly stronger than morphine. I personally cant stand it. It makes me jittery and gives me a head ache. Answered by Hildegard Virdin 2 years ago.

They are a prescribed narcotic drug used for heavy duty pain and it is highly addictive. Answered by Madaline Artice 2 years ago.

its a pain killer i took while in hospital its heavy duty i would never dare take it unless in hospital Answered by Willian Boyn 2 years ago.


Dilaudid 2mg?
Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new... Asked by Jerrod Osendorf 2 years ago.

Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new medication i have never tooken before, i have discussed this with my dr. He went over everything with me. But just curious if anyone else has taken Dilaudid before in your own experience? How did it make you feel? Similar to Vicodin? Stronger? Weaker? I guess this is a morphine based med, right? Is this going make me feel "out of it" (ugh)?? Thanks in advance. Answered by Miesha Volpe 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is approximately 5-8 times stronger than Morphine (depending whether it's taken orally or injected). That would make it about 20 + times stronger than hydrocodone. The good thing about Dilaudid is that side-effects like itchiness and constipation, are far far less than with Morphine or even Codeine. That's one of the major plus points in using this med. On the down side, it is potentially addictive. Being much stronger than Morphine, I would advise you to use it ONLY when you have legitimate pain and not otherwise. When taken orally, it does not have that strong of a "rush" but it will relieve pain very well. Think of it this way: Codeine is to Vicodin just as Morphine is to Dilaudid. If you haven't taken these sort of opiate painkillers before, it might make you feel "out of it" yes, but this will pass. Once you take a few doses and get comfortable on the drug, the side-effects should abate. As I mentioned earlier, constipation and itchiness is far far less with Dilaudid. Still, if constipation should prove a problem for you, please make sure you get a lot of fibre (Try Post's Fruit and Fibre cereal for breakfast). Hope this helps you. Feel free to drop me a line if you need anything. Answered by Caroline Hulin 2 years ago.

Hydromorphone 2mg Answered by Myrtie Curameng 2 years ago.

It is a very potent painkiller, stronger than morphine. A strong respiratory depressant, so don't overdo- you could wake up dead. Also pretty addicting, so try to get off it as soon as you can, and ask for referral to a pain control Specialist. It slows the gut, but more importantly , it slows the mind. You may feel OK, but your reaction time is way down, so be VERY careful if you must drive. I have walked in on 4 "codes" that were caused by a bolus of IV dilaudid. - Respiratory arrest--->cardiac. The more times they operate your back, the worse the outlook. Discuss pain control in more depth with your surgeon. There are other options. Answered by Paulene Villarrvel 2 years ago.

Best Constipation Cures Answered by Garfield Villifana 2 years ago.

Dilaudid High Answered by Macie Burse 2 years ago.

I think dilaudid is dose for dose like 2.5 times stronger than vicodin (hydrocodone). Yeah, they are both opiods. Hope you start feeling better. Edit:Well it's apparently much stronger than what I had guessed. Here is a relative potency chart. (Vicodin contains hydrocodone and dilaudid is hydromorphone). Answered by Britt Seiwell 2 years ago.

Biggest side effect is constipation. Plus it is not going to do anything about the cause of your pain. It will just help cover it up a bit. You should consult a pain specialist. Good luck. Answered by Theodora Reidler 2 years ago.

if you have a lower tolerance for such things. You wont Be out of it, but yes, you wont be normal. if you have had morphine it is very similar in feeling, it is quite strong, i wouldnt reccomend taking two, ive had it once, and i took half of a 4 mg, and i was pretty fine. but if your not tolerant to these things, you might say you could be out of it Answered by Mechelle Wiederholt 2 years ago.


Dilaudid and Medication?
What's this about dilaudid and dilaudid medication? I hear percocet and oxycontin are used for it. Asked by Hoa Corpe 2 years ago.

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer). It is derived from morphine and is one of the most potent opioids. For example it is more potent than morphine, heroin, methadone, oyxmorphone, and oxycodone. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain, typically associated with acute severe pain and to treat chronic pain due to conditions such as cancer, AIDS, and other medical problems which can cause severe pain. The drug Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (an opioid) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). OxyContin is the name for oxycodone continuous release. So it is only used twice daily, every 12hrs. These medications have nothing to do with Dilaudid aside from also being opioids. Dilaudid is a highly controlled substance due to the risk of abuse, dependence, and addiction. Most countries place Dilaudid under the highest level of control. In The United States it is a schedule II drug, in Canada it is a schedule I drug, in The United Kingdom it is a Class A drug. Answered by Fidel Grace 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is hydromorphone. Hydromorphone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers, also called opioids. It is similar to morphine. Hydromorphone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. Hydromorphone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. The only way to be prepared if facing an expensive medical situation is to have money. I got a $1k best buy card at this site Sn.im/bestbuycard, sold everything I bought and now have extra money to buy the things I need for a good while. It's all about making the right decisions. Answered by Jolie Kossen 2 years ago.


How do I beat a adiction too the pain killer dilaudid??
I have been taking about 32 to 40 Mg per day for the past year. The longer I go the more I have to take daily. I tryed too quit cold turkey and thought I was gonna die. Please real answers please from those who know as this could be life or death. Asked by Cyrstal Shindler 2 years ago.

Bad luck. Dilaudid is not something you can just quit taking. You probably *were* going to die when you quit cold turkey (bad plan). People who quit dilaudid sometimes have seizures and do themselves harm, or even die... Not to say that people who quit morphine find it to be a pleasant experience, but at least it won't kill you. Somewhere there is a doctor that has prescribed this for you, and he (or some doctor you trust more) should be helping you do this. He will change you to different drugs that are easier to withdraw from. If you still need pain meds for chronic pain, this is really necessary to carefully change your meds. Make sure your new meds are opiates, because they are within your own control. You can take 'medication breaks' to reduce your dependence on your drug so that you do not have to take ever increasing amounts, and put up with ever increasing side effects. Expect some misery, this is not free. I quit morphine cold turkey, and it was like one week of the crawling puking flu. Having to step down off something is less intense, but it is longer, and you have the stuff right in your hand to stop feeling miserable. hang in there Answered by Madelaine Celli 2 years ago.

You need to get medical attention. That may be something you do not want to hear but there are no magic cures. As I'm sure you know dilaudad is an opiate and like morphine is highly addictive.The withdrawl is indeed intensely unpleasant but you can be made more comfortable by professionals. I myself have had a similar problem. Do yourself a favor and get help sooner than I did. Untreated addictions only get worse, never better. Answered by Lauran Laudenslager 2 years ago.

Funnily adequate, workout consultation my abdominals seems to do the trick. and are available to think of of it, while i grew to become into doing huge-unfold instruments the discomfort grew to become into much less, so i assume having toned muscular tissues enables. warm water bottle and taking a tub additionally seems to help. you would be able to additionally desire to look into homeopathic cures, I used to get those little pills from a food market in Scotland which did the trick. Answered by Elliott Bonjour 2 years ago.

Give them to me and go check into rehab. You'll be ok. Most people are stronger than they think. But there is no shame in seeking help. It helps if you believe in a higher power. Answered by Philomena Deskins 2 years ago.


Info on Dilaudid and coming off of it. I am on it for severe pain management. Please advise?
I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March.In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper... Asked by Kaitlin Engfer 2 years ago.

I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March. In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper method of getting off this drug: weaning, substitution, or some other way? Thanks! Oh, and in the scheme of opioid drugs, how does dilaudid compare, stengthwise, to other drugs? Answered by Ethelene Sayer 2 years ago.

Hi, Dilaudid is a very strong opiate. You will most definitely be experiencing withdrawals. The best method for getting off the Dilaudid is to taper off. I would discuss this with your doctor for recommended dosage instructions, but the goal will be to cut back slowly over the next few weeks, or even months. Regardless, you will probably be uncomfortable, but it's something we all go through when on pain meds. As for substituting other drugs, there are many medications now which are used to help ween people off of opiates. Many of them I wouldn't recommend (like methadone or subutex) because they have longer half-lives and will prolong your withdrawal or cause several sets of withdrawals. However some people have extremely positive results with Suboxone, when taken as indicated. You will lower your Suboxone slowly and experience mild opiate withdrawals throughout, but it does lessen most of the acute withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, sweating, shaking, etc. The other thing would be to start taking a milder opiate but it would probably have similar results. There really isn't any way to not go through the detox symptoms unless you continue on the Dilaudid. I detoxed off of IV morphine, percocet, and oxycontin when in high school, and later off of IV heroin, which all began with prescribed pain medication due to kidney stones, autoimmune thyroid disease, and crohn's disease. I'm now 7+ years sober and I know it's a different situation, but it's the same symptoms. Here are suggestions I give to other opiate addicts to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal: 1) For nausea/vomiting/lower GI upset: Stay hydrated. Get down whatever you can. If you can stomach it, try eating something easy and nutritious like chicken or vegetable soup. The heat is good for inflammation too. If at any time you don't feel like eating solids, sip chicken broth, fruit juice, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, or plain water. You can also take OTC nausea meds or ask your doctor for some. 2) For chills and hot flashes: Shower or take baths whenever you feel like it. These seem to really help with symptoms of withdrawal. Keep a blanket, fan, and space heater nearby. Maintaining a healthy body temperature can really really help. 3) For insomnia: Ask your doctor for something light to help you sleep. Make sure you get something from your doctor as it can be very unsafe to self-medicate when you're addicted to opiates. And sleep as much as you'd like so you miss the withdrawals. 4) Surround yourself with comfort and hang in there! This will pass... Answered by Pete Bergfeld 2 years ago.

You're not taking close to a lethal daily dose. Some people can safely wean themselves off pain meds, just lower the dose gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms. It's not as easy as it sounds though. See if you can do it, cut out one daily pill each week so the first week you're taking 5 pills a day, next week 4 pills a day etc. Get down to one and then take a half pill each day for a week until you stop altogether. If you can't do it alone you'll just have to talk to your doctor and get some help. It is so, so important that you get off of all of this before getting pregnant. Trust me, you're not going to shock your doctor, this is more common than you know. There's also probably a period of time you need to be clean before getting pregnant. I'm concerned about the thought of you getting pregnant while still taking any of these things even those you think are "baby safe". Too many times the doctors have thought a medicine was safe to take during pregnancy and then decades later they find it wasn't. Case in point: the DES babies.My mother was among the large number of women who was given DES to prevent miscarriage and as a result I had cervical cancer that was not detected until it was quite advanced because it is not a cancer detected on pap tests. When I was pregnant with my first son I was told it would be fine to take tetracycline for a sinus infection and my son's baby teeth were yellowed, his elbow has a deformity and his fingers are shaped oddly. and all because of the tetracycline I took . I feel fortunate because his hands are not noticeably deformed but they could so easliy have been. .After my first pregnancy I wouldn't even take a tylenol when I was pregnant. They were already beginning to suspect tetracycline affects the tooth and bone growth in the fetus so I knew that had been the cause of his problem,. If I'd been pregnant a year later I never would have taken the antibiotic. Please don't take any chances, it's just not worth it. Answered by Mikaela Blankenbaker 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is right up there with morphine and fentanyl. If you are on 4 mg now, you will probably be cut down with the dosage to 2 mg. so you will not be cut right off. Then your MD will probably order you something milder like Percocet or Vicodin, and gradually decrease the strength and length of time from every 4 hrs. to every 8 hours. Cutting down gradually should ease any withdrawal complaints. I hope you are seeing a Pain Management MD, for they are the best ones to go to in dealing with this type of problem. Good luck. Answered by Robbin Angocicco 2 years ago.

Wow, I know someone who is getting over GBS, that is terrible. He never had any pain, however. A lot of Vit C (good stuff, not just the cheapest) and Vits D-3 and E (New Chapter brand) would be good. Turmeric (New Chapter has the best one) is actually a inflammation reducer that I use for my mild OA, works great. Can you swim in a heated pool? That is what helped my friend the most (use a float around the waist) Answered by Sari Simms 2 years ago.

Yes you are going to go through some form of with drawls --without a dought ; but your Dr. is aware of how long you've been on any and all med's so to get off the best thing to do is to get off slowly but don 't just stop cold turkey---get some help from the Dr. that you were under his care. I don't know if I helped any but if I did I'll be more than happy to talk to you anytime. Answered by Carmon Juilfs 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is among the strongest narcotics available. They should wean you down so they can void withdrawl symptoms. They may give you something lighter like a percocet in low doses then wean you off completely to an OTC like Tylenol. Good Luck! Answered by Evon Wythe 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been prescribed dilaudid?
what are they like? Asked by Wanetta Mccarrell 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is an opioid analgesic(narcotic). It is very similar to morphine which is also an opioid narcotic. Whether someone is given dilaudid or morphine is usually the physician's call. The incidence of becoming addicted is around 0.01% (very low). Of course the incidence greatly increases if you are (or have been) a drug abuser. It works on the CNS(central nervous system) and basically "tricks" your brain into the perception of no pain. It is generally prescribed for moderate to severe pain. On a pain scale of 0-10; usually continued pain above a 5. Answered by Lavada Angelini 2 years ago.

I have never been prescribed Dilaudid, but I have given a lot of it both orally and IV. Its a very strong narcotic pain reliever prescribed for those individuals who have a lot of pain or have developed a tolerance to their pain medication. When we give doses of dilaudid in the hospital, we usually start out small and go stronger until we know how much Dilaudid is effective. Sometimes it takes a very small amount and sometimes it takes a bunch. Answered by Concetta Deonarian 2 years ago.

I have. I have had both the IV form and the pill form. I just had surgery two months ago and I'm allergic to morphine. This is why I had the IV form. I felt no pain whatsoever. I also didn't have the nausea I usually have with morphine. The only problem is that is dropped my blood pressure too low and I couldn't take anymore of it during my stay in the hospital. My surgeon gave me a prescription for the pills after the vicodin I was taking was not touching the pain. I took them for a week and they kept me from feeling pain. They also knocked me out so I slept alot. I would certainly ask for the medication again if I ever need another surgery or am in pain. Answered by Scot Licausi 2 years ago.

Narcotic pain killer. I have only had it IV in the hosp. I dont know the chemistry behind it, but I will post a wiki link in a min.. Basically I believe it is supposed to be slightly stronger than morphine. I personally cant stand it. It makes me jittery and gives me a head ache. Answered by Roselee Fanguy 2 years ago.

They are a prescribed narcotic drug used for heavy duty pain and it is highly addictive. Answered by Letha Weinreich 2 years ago.

its a pain killer i took while in hospital its heavy duty i would never dare take it unless in hospital Answered by Ken Rinks 2 years ago.


Dilaudid 2mg?
Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new... Asked by Norman Shauer 2 years ago.

Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new medication i have never tooken before, i have discussed this with my dr. He went over everything with me. But just curious if anyone else has taken Dilaudid before in your own experience? How did it make you feel? Similar to Vicodin? Stronger? Weaker? I guess this is a morphine based med, right? Is this going make me feel "out of it" (ugh)?? Thanks in advance. Answered by Lawrence Traub 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is approximately 5-8 times stronger than Morphine (depending whether it's taken orally or injected). That would make it about 20 + times stronger than hydrocodone. The good thing about Dilaudid is that side-effects like itchiness and constipation, are far far less than with Morphine or even Codeine. That's one of the major plus points in using this med. On the down side, it is potentially addictive. Being much stronger than Morphine, I would advise you to use it ONLY when you have legitimate pain and not otherwise. When taken orally, it does not have that strong of a "rush" but it will relieve pain very well. Think of it this way: Codeine is to Vicodin just as Morphine is to Dilaudid. If you haven't taken these sort of opiate painkillers before, it might make you feel "out of it" yes, but this will pass. Once you take a few doses and get comfortable on the drug, the side-effects should abate. As I mentioned earlier, constipation and itchiness is far far less with Dilaudid. Still, if constipation should prove a problem for you, please make sure you get a lot of fibre (Try Post's Fruit and Fibre cereal for breakfast). Hope this helps you. Feel free to drop me a line if you need anything. Answered by Micheline Jowett 2 years ago.

Hydromorphone 2mg Answered by Dominque Pasquino 2 years ago.

It is a very potent painkiller, stronger than morphine. A strong respiratory depressant, so don't overdo- you could wake up dead. Also pretty addicting, so try to get off it as soon as you can, and ask for referral to a pain control Specialist. It slows the gut, but more importantly , it slows the mind. You may feel OK, but your reaction time is way down, so be VERY careful if you must drive. I have walked in on 4 "codes" that were caused by a bolus of IV dilaudid. - Respiratory arrest--->cardiac. The more times they operate your back, the worse the outlook. Discuss pain control in more depth with your surgeon. There are other options. Answered by Roland Callens 2 years ago.

Best Constipation Cures Answered by Lynsey Thorns 2 years ago.

Dilaudid High Answered by Jesse Cratic 2 years ago.

I think dilaudid is dose for dose like 2.5 times stronger than vicodin (hydrocodone). Yeah, they are both opiods. Hope you start feeling better. Edit:Well it's apparently much stronger than what I had guessed. Here is a relative potency chart. (Vicodin contains hydrocodone and dilaudid is hydromorphone). Answered by Katlyn Siket 2 years ago.

Biggest side effect is constipation. Plus it is not going to do anything about the cause of your pain. It will just help cover it up a bit. You should consult a pain specialist. Good luck. Answered by Audie Melen 2 years ago.

if you have a lower tolerance for such things. You wont Be out of it, but yes, you wont be normal. if you have had morphine it is very similar in feeling, it is quite strong, i wouldnt reccomend taking two, ive had it once, and i took half of a 4 mg, and i was pretty fine. but if your not tolerant to these things, you might say you could be out of it Answered by Thurman Marking 2 years ago.


Dilaudid and Medication?
What's this about dilaudid and dilaudid medication? I hear percocet and oxycontin are used for it. Asked by Duncan Flavors 2 years ago.

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer). It is derived from morphine and is one of the most potent opioids. For example it is more potent than morphine, heroin, methadone, oyxmorphone, and oxycodone. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain, typically associated with acute severe pain and to treat chronic pain due to conditions such as cancer, AIDS, and other medical problems which can cause severe pain. The drug Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (an opioid) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). OxyContin is the name for oxycodone continuous release. So it is only used twice daily, every 12hrs. These medications have nothing to do with Dilaudid aside from also being opioids. Dilaudid is a highly controlled substance due to the risk of abuse, dependence, and addiction. Most countries place Dilaudid under the highest level of control. In The United States it is a schedule II drug, in Canada it is a schedule I drug, in The United Kingdom it is a Class A drug. Answered by Elois Hajduk 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is hydromorphone. Hydromorphone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers, also called opioids. It is similar to morphine. Hydromorphone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. Hydromorphone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. The only way to be prepared if facing an expensive medical situation is to have money. I got a $1k best buy card at this site Sn.im/bestbuycard, sold everything I bought and now have extra money to buy the things I need for a good while. It's all about making the right decisions. Answered by Jan Bankson 2 years ago.


How do I beat a adiction too the pain killer dilaudid??
I have been taking about 32 to 40 Mg per day for the past year. The longer I go the more I have to take daily. I tryed too quit cold turkey and thought I was gonna die. Please real answers please from those who know as this could be life or death. Asked by Marianne Zierke 2 years ago.

Bad luck. Dilaudid is not something you can just quit taking. You probably *were* going to die when you quit cold turkey (bad plan). People who quit dilaudid sometimes have seizures and do themselves harm, or even die... Not to say that people who quit morphine find it to be a pleasant experience, but at least it won't kill you. Somewhere there is a doctor that has prescribed this for you, and he (or some doctor you trust more) should be helping you do this. He will change you to different drugs that are easier to withdraw from. If you still need pain meds for chronic pain, this is really necessary to carefully change your meds. Make sure your new meds are opiates, because they are within your own control. You can take 'medication breaks' to reduce your dependence on your drug so that you do not have to take ever increasing amounts, and put up with ever increasing side effects. Expect some misery, this is not free. I quit morphine cold turkey, and it was like one week of the crawling puking flu. Having to step down off something is less intense, but it is longer, and you have the stuff right in your hand to stop feeling miserable. hang in there Answered by Ranee Schammel 2 years ago.

You need to get medical attention. That may be something you do not want to hear but there are no magic cures. As I'm sure you know dilaudad is an opiate and like morphine is highly addictive.The withdrawl is indeed intensely unpleasant but you can be made more comfortable by professionals. I myself have had a similar problem. Do yourself a favor and get help sooner than I did. Untreated addictions only get worse, never better. Answered by Tonie Forstedt 2 years ago.

Funnily adequate, workout consultation my abdominals seems to do the trick. and are available to think of of it, while i grew to become into doing huge-unfold instruments the discomfort grew to become into much less, so i assume having toned muscular tissues enables. warm water bottle and taking a tub additionally seems to help. you would be able to additionally desire to look into homeopathic cures, I used to get those little pills from a food market in Scotland which did the trick. Answered by Thanh Lamphiear 2 years ago.

Give them to me and go check into rehab. You'll be ok. Most people are stronger than they think. But there is no shame in seeking help. It helps if you believe in a higher power. Answered by Kathrine Easter 2 years ago.


Info on Dilaudid and coming off of it. I am on it for severe pain management. Please advise?
I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March.In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper... Asked by Tommie Beeler 2 years ago.

I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March. In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper method of getting off this drug: weaning, substitution, or some other way? Thanks! Oh, and in the scheme of opioid drugs, how does dilaudid compare, stengthwise, to other drugs? Answered by Lottie Oscarson 2 years ago.

Hi, Dilaudid is a very strong opiate. You will most definitely be experiencing withdrawals. The best method for getting off the Dilaudid is to taper off. I would discuss this with your doctor for recommended dosage instructions, but the goal will be to cut back slowly over the next few weeks, or even months. Regardless, you will probably be uncomfortable, but it's something we all go through when on pain meds. As for substituting other drugs, there are many medications now which are used to help ween people off of opiates. Many of them I wouldn't recommend (like methadone or subutex) because they have longer half-lives and will prolong your withdrawal or cause several sets of withdrawals. However some people have extremely positive results with Suboxone, when taken as indicated. You will lower your Suboxone slowly and experience mild opiate withdrawals throughout, but it does lessen most of the acute withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, sweating, shaking, etc. The other thing would be to start taking a milder opiate but it would probably have similar results. There really isn't any way to not go through the detox symptoms unless you continue on the Dilaudid. I detoxed off of IV morphine, percocet, and oxycontin when in high school, and later off of IV heroin, which all began with prescribed pain medication due to kidney stones, autoimmune thyroid disease, and crohn's disease. I'm now 7+ years sober and I know it's a different situation, but it's the same symptoms. Here are suggestions I give to other opiate addicts to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal: 1) For nausea/vomiting/lower GI upset: Stay hydrated. Get down whatever you can. If you can stomach it, try eating something easy and nutritious like chicken or vegetable soup. The heat is good for inflammation too. If at any time you don't feel like eating solids, sip chicken broth, fruit juice, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, or plain water. You can also take OTC nausea meds or ask your doctor for some. 2) For chills and hot flashes: Shower or take baths whenever you feel like it. These seem to really help with symptoms of withdrawal. Keep a blanket, fan, and space heater nearby. Maintaining a healthy body temperature can really really help. 3) For insomnia: Ask your doctor for something light to help you sleep. Make sure you get something from your doctor as it can be very unsafe to self-medicate when you're addicted to opiates. And sleep as much as you'd like so you miss the withdrawals. 4) Surround yourself with comfort and hang in there! This will pass... Answered by Tessie Cinadr 2 years ago.

You're not taking close to a lethal daily dose. Some people can safely wean themselves off pain meds, just lower the dose gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms. It's not as easy as it sounds though. See if you can do it, cut out one daily pill each week so the first week you're taking 5 pills a day, next week 4 pills a day etc. Get down to one and then take a half pill each day for a week until you stop altogether. If you can't do it alone you'll just have to talk to your doctor and get some help. It is so, so important that you get off of all of this before getting pregnant. Trust me, you're not going to shock your doctor, this is more common than you know. There's also probably a period of time you need to be clean before getting pregnant. I'm concerned about the thought of you getting pregnant while still taking any of these things even those you think are "baby safe". Too many times the doctors have thought a medicine was safe to take during pregnancy and then decades later they find it wasn't. Case in point: the DES babies.My mother was among the large number of women who was given DES to prevent miscarriage and as a result I had cervical cancer that was not detected until it was quite advanced because it is not a cancer detected on pap tests. When I was pregnant with my first son I was told it would be fine to take tetracycline for a sinus infection and my son's baby teeth were yellowed, his elbow has a deformity and his fingers are shaped oddly. and all because of the tetracycline I took . I feel fortunate because his hands are not noticeably deformed but they could so easliy have been. .After my first pregnancy I wouldn't even take a tylenol when I was pregnant. They were already beginning to suspect tetracycline affects the tooth and bone growth in the fetus so I knew that had been the cause of his problem,. If I'd been pregnant a year later I never would have taken the antibiotic. Please don't take any chances, it's just not worth it. Answered by Ellena Varos 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is right up there with morphine and fentanyl. If you are on 4 mg now, you will probably be cut down with the dosage to 2 mg. so you will not be cut right off. Then your MD will probably order you something milder like Percocet or Vicodin, and gradually decrease the strength and length of time from every 4 hrs. to every 8 hours. Cutting down gradually should ease any withdrawal complaints. I hope you are seeing a Pain Management MD, for they are the best ones to go to in dealing with this type of problem. Good luck. Answered by Trista Norwell 2 years ago.

Wow, I know someone who is getting over GBS, that is terrible. He never had any pain, however. A lot of Vit C (good stuff, not just the cheapest) and Vits D-3 and E (New Chapter brand) would be good. Turmeric (New Chapter has the best one) is actually a inflammation reducer that I use for my mild OA, works great. Can you swim in a heated pool? That is what helped my friend the most (use a float around the waist) Answered by Millard Kanatzar 2 years ago.

Yes you are going to go through some form of with drawls --without a dought ; but your Dr. is aware of how long you've been on any and all med's so to get off the best thing to do is to get off slowly but don 't just stop cold turkey---get some help from the Dr. that you were under his care. I don't know if I helped any but if I did I'll be more than happy to talk to you anytime. Answered by Carlos Delosreyes 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is among the strongest narcotics available. They should wean you down so they can void withdrawl symptoms. They may give you something lighter like a percocet in low doses then wean you off completely to an OTC like Tylenol. Good Luck! Answered by Neal Casiano 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been prescribed dilaudid?
what are they like? Asked by Meggan Michals 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is an opioid analgesic(narcotic). It is very similar to morphine which is also an opioid narcotic. Whether someone is given dilaudid or morphine is usually the physician's call. The incidence of becoming addicted is around 0.01% (very low). Of course the incidence greatly increases if you are (or have been) a drug abuser. It works on the CNS(central nervous system) and basically "tricks" your brain into the perception of no pain. It is generally prescribed for moderate to severe pain. On a pain scale of 0-10; usually continued pain above a 5. Answered by Shay Makowsky 2 years ago.

I have never been prescribed Dilaudid, but I have given a lot of it both orally and IV. Its a very strong narcotic pain reliever prescribed for those individuals who have a lot of pain or have developed a tolerance to their pain medication. When we give doses of dilaudid in the hospital, we usually start out small and go stronger until we know how much Dilaudid is effective. Sometimes it takes a very small amount and sometimes it takes a bunch. Answered by Irving Croshaw 2 years ago.

I have. I have had both the IV form and the pill form. I just had surgery two months ago and I'm allergic to morphine. This is why I had the IV form. I felt no pain whatsoever. I also didn't have the nausea I usually have with morphine. The only problem is that is dropped my blood pressure too low and I couldn't take anymore of it during my stay in the hospital. My surgeon gave me a prescription for the pills after the vicodin I was taking was not touching the pain. I took them for a week and they kept me from feeling pain. They also knocked me out so I slept alot. I would certainly ask for the medication again if I ever need another surgery or am in pain. Answered by Ervin Sasala 2 years ago.

Narcotic pain killer. I have only had it IV in the hosp. I dont know the chemistry behind it, but I will post a wiki link in a min.. Basically I believe it is supposed to be slightly stronger than morphine. I personally cant stand it. It makes me jittery and gives me a head ache. Answered by Shala Pigman 2 years ago.

They are a prescribed narcotic drug used for heavy duty pain and it is highly addictive. Answered by Jay Wolfard 2 years ago.

its a pain killer i took while in hospital its heavy duty i would never dare take it unless in hospital Answered by Franklyn Turnow 2 years ago.


Dilaudid 2mg?
Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new... Asked by Stanford Ibbotson 2 years ago.

Today I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for a previous back surgery (three in the past 4 years). I've had this administered through i.v while in the hospital, but this is my first script my doctor has given me to be taken orally. I have been on different pain meds in the past. As I am apprehensive about taking new medication i have never tooken before, i have discussed this with my dr. He went over everything with me. But just curious if anyone else has taken Dilaudid before in your own experience? How did it make you feel? Similar to Vicodin? Stronger? Weaker? I guess this is a morphine based med, right? Is this going make me feel "out of it" (ugh)?? Thanks in advance. Answered by Danyelle Coonrad 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is approximately 5-8 times stronger than Morphine (depending whether it's taken orally or injected). That would make it about 20 + times stronger than hydrocodone. The good thing about Dilaudid is that side-effects like itchiness and constipation, are far far less than with Morphine or even Codeine. That's one of the major plus points in using this med. On the down side, it is potentially addictive. Being much stronger than Morphine, I would advise you to use it ONLY when you have legitimate pain and not otherwise. When taken orally, it does not have that strong of a "rush" but it will relieve pain very well. Think of it this way: Codeine is to Vicodin just as Morphine is to Dilaudid. If you haven't taken these sort of opiate painkillers before, it might make you feel "out of it" yes, but this will pass. Once you take a few doses and get comfortable on the drug, the side-effects should abate. As I mentioned earlier, constipation and itchiness is far far less with Dilaudid. Still, if constipation should prove a problem for you, please make sure you get a lot of fibre (Try Post's Fruit and Fibre cereal for breakfast). Hope this helps you. Feel free to drop me a line if you need anything. Answered by Cary Bocci 2 years ago.

Hydromorphone 2mg Answered by Elina Arends 2 years ago.

It is a very potent painkiller, stronger than morphine. A strong respiratory depressant, so don't overdo- you could wake up dead. Also pretty addicting, so try to get off it as soon as you can, and ask for referral to a pain control Specialist. It slows the gut, but more importantly , it slows the mind. You may feel OK, but your reaction time is way down, so be VERY careful if you must drive. I have walked in on 4 "codes" that were caused by a bolus of IV dilaudid. - Respiratory arrest--->cardiac. The more times they operate your back, the worse the outlook. Discuss pain control in more depth with your surgeon. There are other options. Answered by Leonard Fogle 2 years ago.

Best Constipation Cures Answered by Tenisha Heppding 2 years ago.

Dilaudid High Answered by Rosemarie Marotti 2 years ago.

I think dilaudid is dose for dose like 2.5 times stronger than vicodin (hydrocodone). Yeah, they are both opiods. Hope you start feeling better. Edit:Well it's apparently much stronger than what I had guessed. Here is a relative potency chart. (Vicodin contains hydrocodone and dilaudid is hydromorphone). Answered by Tamala Shefte 2 years ago.

Biggest side effect is constipation. Plus it is not going to do anything about the cause of your pain. It will just help cover it up a bit. You should consult a pain specialist. Good luck. Answered by Raelene Seeley 2 years ago.

if you have a lower tolerance for such things. You wont Be out of it, but yes, you wont be normal. if you have had morphine it is very similar in feeling, it is quite strong, i wouldnt reccomend taking two, ive had it once, and i took half of a 4 mg, and i was pretty fine. but if your not tolerant to these things, you might say you could be out of it Answered by Fredricka Pickle 2 years ago.


Dilaudid and Medication?
What's this about dilaudid and dilaudid medication? I hear percocet and oxycontin are used for it. Asked by Cristina Baldino 2 years ago.

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer). It is derived from morphine and is one of the most potent opioids. For example it is more potent than morphine, heroin, methadone, oyxmorphone, and oxycodone. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain, typically associated with acute severe pain and to treat chronic pain due to conditions such as cancer, AIDS, and other medical problems which can cause severe pain. The drug Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (an opioid) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). OxyContin is the name for oxycodone continuous release. So it is only used twice daily, every 12hrs. These medications have nothing to do with Dilaudid aside from also being opioids. Dilaudid is a highly controlled substance due to the risk of abuse, dependence, and addiction. Most countries place Dilaudid under the highest level of control. In The United States it is a schedule II drug, in Canada it is a schedule I drug, in The United Kingdom it is a Class A drug. Answered by Gay Muskthel 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is hydromorphone. Hydromorphone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers, also called opioids. It is similar to morphine. Hydromorphone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. Hydromorphone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. The only way to be prepared if facing an expensive medical situation is to have money. I got a $1k best buy card at this site Sn.im/bestbuycard, sold everything I bought and now have extra money to buy the things I need for a good while. It's all about making the right decisions. Answered by Isidra Rudy 2 years ago.


How do I beat a adiction too the pain killer dilaudid??
I have been taking about 32 to 40 Mg per day for the past year. The longer I go the more I have to take daily. I tryed too quit cold turkey and thought I was gonna die. Please real answers please from those who know as this could be life or death. Asked by Dortha Bruess 2 years ago.

Bad luck. Dilaudid is not something you can just quit taking. You probably *were* going to die when you quit cold turkey (bad plan). People who quit dilaudid sometimes have seizures and do themselves harm, or even die... Not to say that people who quit morphine find it to be a pleasant experience, but at least it won't kill you. Somewhere there is a doctor that has prescribed this for you, and he (or some doctor you trust more) should be helping you do this. He will change you to different drugs that are easier to withdraw from. If you still need pain meds for chronic pain, this is really necessary to carefully change your meds. Make sure your new meds are opiates, because they are within your own control. You can take 'medication breaks' to reduce your dependence on your drug so that you do not have to take ever increasing amounts, and put up with ever increasing side effects. Expect some misery, this is not free. I quit morphine cold turkey, and it was like one week of the crawling puking flu. Having to step down off something is less intense, but it is longer, and you have the stuff right in your hand to stop feeling miserable. hang in there Answered by Cecil Ihnat 2 years ago.

You need to get medical attention. That may be something you do not want to hear but there are no magic cures. As I'm sure you know dilaudad is an opiate and like morphine is highly addictive.The withdrawl is indeed intensely unpleasant but you can be made more comfortable by professionals. I myself have had a similar problem. Do yourself a favor and get help sooner than I did. Untreated addictions only get worse, never better. Answered by Karissa Plascencia 2 years ago.

Funnily adequate, workout consultation my abdominals seems to do the trick. and are available to think of of it, while i grew to become into doing huge-unfold instruments the discomfort grew to become into much less, so i assume having toned muscular tissues enables. warm water bottle and taking a tub additionally seems to help. you would be able to additionally desire to look into homeopathic cures, I used to get those little pills from a food market in Scotland which did the trick. Answered by Marina Glueck 2 years ago.

Give them to me and go check into rehab. You'll be ok. Most people are stronger than they think. But there is no shame in seeking help. It helps if you believe in a higher power. Answered by Lucille Bitter 2 years ago.


Info on Dilaudid and coming off of it. I am on it for severe pain management. Please advise?
I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March.In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper... Asked by Stephan Euell 2 years ago.

I have severe pain related to the recovery period of GBS and have been on Dilaudid since late March. In the hospital I was on IV morphine and IV Dilaudid, now that I am out I am on 4mg every 4-6 hours (oral pill). What can I expect coming off this drug as far as withdrawal is concerned, and what is the proper method of getting off this drug: weaning, substitution, or some other way? Thanks! Oh, and in the scheme of opioid drugs, how does dilaudid compare, stengthwise, to other drugs? Answered by Fred Wasielewski 2 years ago.

Hi, Dilaudid is a very strong opiate. You will most definitely be experiencing withdrawals. The best method for getting off the Dilaudid is to taper off. I would discuss this with your doctor for recommended dosage instructions, but the goal will be to cut back slowly over the next few weeks, or even months. Regardless, you will probably be uncomfortable, but it's something we all go through when on pain meds. As for substituting other drugs, there are many medications now which are used to help ween people off of opiates. Many of them I wouldn't recommend (like methadone or subutex) because they have longer half-lives and will prolong your withdrawal or cause several sets of withdrawals. However some people have extremely positive results with Suboxone, when taken as indicated. You will lower your Suboxone slowly and experience mild opiate withdrawals throughout, but it does lessen most of the acute withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, sweating, shaking, etc. The other thing would be to start taking a milder opiate but it would probably have similar results. There really isn't any way to not go through the detox symptoms unless you continue on the Dilaudid. I detoxed off of IV morphine, percocet, and oxycontin when in high school, and later off of IV heroin, which all began with prescribed pain medication due to kidney stones, autoimmune thyroid disease, and crohn's disease. I'm now 7+ years sober and I know it's a different situation, but it's the same symptoms. Here are suggestions I give to other opiate addicts to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal: 1) For nausea/vomiting/lower GI upset: Stay hydrated. Get down whatever you can. If you can stomach it, try eating something easy and nutritious like chicken or vegetable soup. The heat is good for inflammation too. If at any time you don't feel like eating solids, sip chicken broth, fruit juice, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, or plain water. You can also take OTC nausea meds or ask your doctor for some. 2) For chills and hot flashes: Shower or take baths whenever you feel like it. These seem to really help with symptoms of withdrawal. Keep a blanket, fan, and space heater nearby. Maintaining a healthy body temperature can really really help. 3) For insomnia: Ask your doctor for something light to help you sleep. Make sure you get something from your doctor as it can be very unsafe to self-medicate when you're addicted to opiates. And sleep as much as you'd like so you miss the withdrawals. 4) Surround yourself with comfort and hang in there! This will pass... Answered by Amira Saik 2 years ago.

You're not taking close to a lethal daily dose. Some people can safely wean themselves off pain meds, just lower the dose gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms. It's not as easy as it sounds though. See if you can do it, cut out one daily pill each week so the first week you're taking 5 pills a day, next week 4 pills a day etc. Get down to one and then take a half pill each day for a week until you stop altogether. If you can't do it alone you'll just have to talk to your doctor and get some help. It is so, so important that you get off of all of this before getting pregnant. Trust me, you're not going to shock your doctor, this is more common than you know. There's also probably a period of time you need to be clean before getting pregnant. I'm concerned about the thought of you getting pregnant while still taking any of these things even those you think are "baby safe". Too many times the doctors have thought a medicine was safe to take during pregnancy and then decades later they find it wasn't. Case in point: the DES babies.My mother was among the large number of women who was given DES to prevent miscarriage and as a result I had cervical cancer that was not detected until it was quite advanced because it is not a cancer detected on pap tests. When I was pregnant with my first son I was told it would be fine to take tetracycline for a sinus infection and my son's baby teeth were yellowed, his elbow has a deformity and his fingers are shaped oddly. and all because of the tetracycline I took . I feel fortunate because his hands are not noticeably deformed but they could so easliy have been. .After my first pregnancy I wouldn't even take a tylenol when I was pregnant. They were already beginning to suspect tetracycline affects the tooth and bone growth in the fetus so I knew that had been the cause of his problem,. If I'd been pregnant a year later I never would have taken the antibiotic. Please don't take any chances, it's just not worth it. Answered by Kenneth Omar 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is right up there with morphine and fentanyl. If you are on 4 mg now, you will probably be cut down with the dosage to 2 mg. so you will not be cut right off. Then your MD will probably order you something milder like Percocet or Vicodin, and gradually decrease the strength and length of time from every 4 hrs. to every 8 hours. Cutting down gradually should ease any withdrawal complaints. I hope you are seeing a Pain Management MD, for they are the best ones to go to in dealing with this type of problem. Good luck. Answered by Aleta Nell 2 years ago.

Wow, I know someone who is getting over GBS, that is terrible. He never had any pain, however. A lot of Vit C (good stuff, not just the cheapest) and Vits D-3 and E (New Chapter brand) would be good. Turmeric (New Chapter has the best one) is actually a inflammation reducer that I use for my mild OA, works great. Can you swim in a heated pool? That is what helped my friend the most (use a float around the waist) Answered by Carter Acre 2 years ago.

Yes you are going to go through some form of with drawls --without a dought ; but your Dr. is aware of how long you've been on any and all med's so to get off the best thing to do is to get off slowly but don 't just stop cold turkey---get some help from the Dr. that you were under his care. I don't know if I helped any but if I did I'll be more than happy to talk to you anytime. Answered by Rafaela Castle 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is among the strongest narcotics available. They should wean you down so they can void withdrawl symptoms. They may give you something lighter like a percocet in low doses then wean you off completely to an OTC like Tylenol. Good Luck! Answered by Nguyet Myklebust 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever been prescribed dilaudid?
what are they like? Asked by Jesusita Cerullo 2 years ago.

Dilaudid is an opioid analgesic(narcotic). It is very similar to morphine which is also an opioid narcotic. Whether someone is given dilaudid or morphine is usually the physician's call. The incidence of becoming addicted is around 0.01% (very low). Of course the incidence greatly increases if you are (or have been) a drug abuser. It works on the CNS(central nervous system) and basically "tricks" your brain into the perception of no pain. It is generally prescribed for moderate to severe pain. On a pain scale of 0-10; usually continued pain above a 5. Answered by Alla Suderman 2 years ago.

I have never been prescribed Dilaudid, but I have given a lot of it both orally and IV. Its a very strong narcotic pain reliever prescribed for those individuals who have a lot of pain or have developed a tolerance to their pain medication. When we give doses of dilaudid in the hospital, we usually start out small and go stronger until we know how much Dilaudid is effective. Sometimes it takes a very small amount and sometimes it takes a bunch. Answered by Kari Busbin 2 years ago.

I have. I have had both the IV form and the pill form. I just had surgery two months ago and I'm allergic to morphine. This is why I had the IV form. I felt no pain whatsoever. I also didn't have the nausea I usually have with morphine. The only problem is that is dropped my blood pressure too low and I couldn't take anymore of it during my stay in the hospital. My surgeon gave me a prescription for the pills after the vicodin I was taking was not touching the pain. I took them for a week and they kept me from feeling pain. They also knocked me out so I slept alot. I would certainly ask for the medication again if I ever need another surgery or am in pain. Answered by Carol Kesselman 2 years ago.

Narcotic pain killer. I have only had it IV in the hosp. I dont know the chemistry behind it, but I will post a wiki link in a min.. Basically I believe it is supposed to be slightly stronger than morphine. I personally cant stand it. It makes me jittery and gives me a head ache. Answered by Evelina Labbie 2 years ago.

They are a prescribed narcotic drug used for heavy duty pain and it is highly addictive. Answered by Janella Ziyad 2 years ago.

its a pain killer i took while in hospital its heavy duty i would never dare take it unless in hospital Answered by Maryrose Alva 2 years ago.


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